Title: The Red Album
In this student activity, from Xpeditions, students are assigned the task of helping NASA plan its next missions to Mars--a great frontier in modern exploration. A variety of activity options are presented for young students, older students, parents, and teachers.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 2: Determine how regions are used to describe the organization of Earth's surface.
Title: Exploring the Solar System
The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to introduce students to Earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. Students learn about the geology, composition and orbits of other planets by planning a trip to another planet.
Title: Space Tech: Exploring the Solar System
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[SC2015] ES6 (6) 2: Construct models and use simulations (e.g., diagrams of the relationship between Earth and man-made satellites, rocket launch, International Space Station, elliptical orbits, black holes, life cycles of stars, orbital periods of objects within the solar system, astronomical units and light years) to explain the role of gravity in affecting the motions of celestial bodies bodies (e.g., planets,
moons, comets, asteroids, meteors) within galaxies and the solar system.Digital Tool Description: This NASA sponsored student website is a great resource for students in middle school and high school interested in space science and astronomy. The “Parents and Educators” section provides an extensive list of resources including other websites, activities and lesson plans for the classroom, newsletters, games, image galleries, question and answer forums, and much more. (This description is taken from the Spaceplace website.)